Maniyattikkaran in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Maniyattikkaran
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 6,000
World Population: 6,000
Primary Language: Tamil
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Maniyattikkaran people of India are unengaged and unreached. It is believed they are part of the Tamil language cluster. Though Hindus are in the majority among Tamil speakers, there is a large Christian presence among them as well.

Where Are they Located?

The Maniyattikkaran people live in Tamil Nadu, a state in southeastern India. This is also the only area where cluster of Maniyattikkaran resides.

What Are Their Lives Like?

There is no formal report describes the Maniyattikkaran. Based on the geographic location of Tamil Nadu which is along the eastern coast line of India. This area is notably well developed in its urban economic structure compares to the rest of the country. For the past few centuries until now, it's seaports attracts both tourists and foreign power. Under the British Colonial rule, its transportation network and educational system are fully established. It has colleges and schools specifically for women which many of them hold professional college degree such as medical, engineering

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Maniyattikkaran practice Hinduism, the primary religion in Tamil Nadu. However, Hinduism is basically a catch-all phrase for all spiritual beliefs that are native to India.

What Are Their Needs?

The Maniyattikkaran are mixed within a well-developed region of India. We can assume their needs are fairly similar to other urban communities. The need to connect to other people, the struggle between work and home lives and the search of a higher purpose in life.

Prayer Points

Pray for the lives and culture of the Maniyattikkaran people to experience God's blessings in their families.
Pray for gospel workers' safety and ability to derive strategic plan to locate the Maniyattikkaran, in order to meet their needs and to reveal God's provisions for them.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Maniyattikkaran people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.

Text Source:   Keith Carey